Jul
6
Mon
Amazing Brains: A Virtual Art Exhibit @ New York Hall of Science
Jul 6 2020 – Jun 30 2021 all-day
Amazing Brains: A Virtual Art Exhibit @ New York Hall of Science | New York | United States

This virtual exhibit melds science and art to create extraordinary images of brains – from high-resolution images of real brains from different species to artistic portraits crafted out of brain cells. Viewers can look at high-resolution images of octopi, zebra finches, mice, turtle, and human brains, as well as original artwork inspired by brains.

Aug
3
Mon
Free Virtual College Prep Bootcamp @ virtual
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm
Free Virtual College Prep Bootcamp @ virtual

Commonpoint Queens is excited to offer a free virtual College Prep Boot Camp! This will be an intensive two-week program that will explore key topics in the college application process.

Each day in the two-week program will include two hours of live instruction, complemented by guided assignments to deepen knowledge around the topic of the day. By the end of the session, participants will have a rough draft of a college essay, essay brainstorms for supplemental or scholarship essays, a resume tailored for the college application, a personalized list of target, reach and safety schools, and a list of potential majors/minors for continued exploration.

The bootcamp will run in three sessions from July 20-31, August 3-August 14, and August 17-28. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; please apply here.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Gallo at egallo@commonpointqueens.org or Xenia Laureano at xlaureano@commonpointqueens.org.

Aug
9
Sun
Just For Fun – Family Game Show @ Queens Theatre Online
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – Aug 30 @ 1:00 pm
Just For Fun - Family Game Show @ Queens Theatre Online | New York | United States
[Every Sunday in August at 1pm] Queens Theatre presents Just For Fun, an online game show for the whole family. Just For Fun mixes interactive theatre games with trivia, song, charades and more to create a fun program that kids and parents can do together. Each program starts with theatre games designed to get your body activated and your mind thinking creativity. The trivia is based on themes such as nature or space and is designed for kids 6 to 10 years old. Your hilarious host, Willy Appelman, will lead you through each round and divvy out totally random points. It’s Just For Fun! And maybe you’ll learn something about our world and about your hidden talents!

For register info, please email QT’s Director of Education, Richard Hinojosa, rhinojosa@queenstheatre.org

Aug
10
Mon
Virtual Summer Camp: Brain Works @ New York Hall of Science
Aug 10 – Aug 14 all-day
Virtual Summer Camp: Brain Works @ New York Hall of Science | Lubbock | Texas | United States

Ages 8 – 10
August 10 – 14, 2020; 10 am – noon
In this weeklong virtual summer camp, participants will tap into their creativity while making connections between brain, art and science. They’ll create personal art masterpieces and learn about primary and secondary colors, and principles of math. They’ll also learn how the brain’s perception works by viewing interactive cow’s eye and sheep brain dissection demonstrations. And they’ll investigate optical illusions and brain games, while creating a toy to amaze family and friends.

$150 per child. Camp will include live science demonstrations, interactive activities, social games that foster group collaboration, and physical movement activities to minimize effects of screen time. Prior to the start of the camp, registered participants will receive a materials list of easy-to-gather materials such as paper, crayons, etc. Limited capacity; only a small number of participants will be registered to ensure a more personalized experience for campers. Advance registration required. Register online at https://nysci.org/home/programs/innovation-camps/

Aug
11
Tue
GLOBAL MASHUPS 2018 REPLAY @ Flushing Town Hall at Home
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 8 @ 8:30 pm
GLOBAL MASHUPS 2018 REPLAY @ Flushing Town Hall at Home | New York | United States

In partnership with QPTV, FTH at HOME will replay entire Global Mashups 2018 featuring performances and artist interviews.

Mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! Each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. Watch and dance!

Aug
14
Fri
Free Tutoring for Elementary Students @ At-home or virtual tutoring sessions available
Aug 14 all-day
Free Tutoring for Elementary Students @ At-home or virtual tutoring sessions available | New York | United States

Back-to-school is right around the corner! Gear up for the Fall with free tutoring sessions with a certified teacher. TUTOR DESK offers at-home or online tutoring sessions for elementary students in reading or math. It is currently offering sessions at no cost to children ages 6-10. Call us at (516)400-3033 to reserve your spot.

The Art of Telling YOURStory: Graphic Novels @ online
Aug 14 all-day
The Art of Telling YOURStory: Graphic Novels @ online | New York | United States

Ever wonder how comics get made, or what it takes to make a great comic? We might guide you to the answer! QHS proudly presents a brand new summer workshop:𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘼𝙧𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙏𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙔𝙊𝙐𝙍𝙎𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙮: 𝙂𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙝𝙞𝙘 𝙉𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙨.

Come to create a comic about yourself! We want you to connect with your past through comics and art, to learn all the techniques needed to create their own graphical story though the art of comics. Taught by a professional comic book artist, you will tell the story of yourself and what makes you ‘you’!

Meeting Thursday and Friday afternoons for 5 weeks, students will take 2-hour lessons on the art of storytelling taught by Greg Renaud, a Queens local artist who has been focusing on illustration and cartoons. Techniques such as paneling, dialog, action, motion, and setting will be complemented with how culture and history can be used to tell a story.

Virtual STEAM Workshop: Paper Engineering @ Lewis Latimer House Museum
Aug 14 all-day
Virtual STEAM Workshop: Paper Engineering @ Lewis Latimer House Museum | New York | United States

Join us for a unique virtual program!
Participants will build amazing structures and explore engineering techniques using only paper. Participants will examine the objects around them in the spaces they inhabit and simplify them into geometric shapes. By breaking furniture and decor into primitive shapes, they will be able to build them out of paper using a basic set of techniques. They will use these techniques to create a new, remixed, or fantastic room space out of paper.
Ages 7 and above, families welcome.
Pay as you wish. Registration required.
This Virtual STEAM Workshop is supported, in part, by Simons Foundation, Unitarian Universalist Congregation Queens, and Con Edison

Click the link for more details and to register.

FTH Zoom Hang with Queens Artists: Q’Artz! @ Flushing Town Hall
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
FTH Zoom Hang with Queens Artists: Q'Artz! @ Flushing Town Hall | New York | United States

Open to all Queens artists with any discipline on every Friday at 5 PM EST.
Join this Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/283009195
Meeting ID: 283 009 195
Join by phone: (646) 558-8656

Queens Drive-In: The Last Out @ New York Hall of Science
Aug 14 @ 7:30 pm
Queens Drive-In: The Last Out @ New York Hall of Science | New York | United States

7:30 pm doors open & preshow; 8:30 pm film begins; 10 pm Q&A
The Queens Drive-In, a partnership between Museum of the Moving Image, Rooftop Films, and the New York Hall of Science presents The Last Out, a documentary directed by Sami Khan and Michael Gassert. Three young Cuban baseball players leave their families and risk exile to train in Central America and chase their dreams of playing in the Major Leagues. Filmed over more than four years, The Last Out tells the very human story of people caught between countries who want nothing more than to make a better life for their families. A portion of each ticket sale will be donated to Elmcor, a local nonprofit organization that provides support for the communities in Queens hardest hit by the pandemic.